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Calm Sunday, busy Monday

New York | The hyped-up Sunday ICE raids in New York did not materialize; meanwhile, the Epstein case is getting more dramatic
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/17/19, 04:07 pm

A New York moment: 

At my church on Sunday, a deacon prayed for immigrants who might be feeling fear about the sweeping immigration raids that President Donald Trump had announced would begin that day. We do have immigrants in our church, so it was a simple sentence-long prayer for anyone feeling anxious. 

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Notorious drug lord sentenced to life in prison

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/17/19, 11:42 am

A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to life in prison plus 30 years. The 62-year-old drug lord, who led an army of gangsters and an elaborate corruption operation in Mexico, was brought to the United States to stand trial after he twice escaped from Mexican prisons. The evidence showed that under Guzman’s orders, the Sinaloa cartel smuggled close to 200 tons of cocaine and other drugs into the United States and kidnapped, tortured, and murdered anyone who got in the way.

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No civil rights charges filed in Eric Garner death

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/16/19, 12:43 pm

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will not bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the decision and it was announced the day before the statute of limitations ran out. In late 2014, Garner, who is African American, attempted to resist arrest on charges of illicit tobacco sales. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, took him down with a chokehold, a move banned by New York Police Department policy.

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